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Redskins RGIII Approved For Full Practice

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took his first 11-on-11 snaps at training camp in Virginia.

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James Bond Parachutist At London Olympics Dies In Accident

Mark Sutton doubled for 007 at the London Games, when Bond and "Queen Elizabeth II" parachuted into the stadium. Sutton died Wednesday while wingsuit flying in Switzerland.
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A Safety Checklist To Save Teen Athletes' Lives

Many healthy student athletes drop dead on the field or court every year, especially at the height of summer or at the start of a sports season. Doctors and high school athletic trainers banded together to propose ways to reduce the number of deaths.
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Clinton Portis Brings Concussion Suit Against NFL

Former Redskins running back Clinton Portis has joined thousands of retired players suing the NFL for not doing enough to prevent serious head injuries in the game.

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The Knuckleball Can Devastate, So Why Don't All Pitchers Throw It?

Teams haven't typically tried to develop knuckleballers and players haven't usually wanted to throw the pitch. But now the Baltimore Orioles are teaching the knuckleball to three minor league pitchers. A physics expert and fan of the pitch wonders whether this could be the start of a "knuckleball era."
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Brazilian Soccer Team Is Full Of Stars

What do John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi all have in common? They all play for the same Brazilian soccer team. And, Atletico Goianiense just signed a striker known as Michael Jackson — his real name is Carlos Adriano Souza Cruz
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Gansler Wants Lawsuit Over Maryland's Defection To ACC To Stay In State Court

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is asking the state's highest court to order that a lawsuit over the University of Maryland's withdrawal from the Atlantic Coast Conference proceed in a Maryland court.

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Pete Rose Should Enter The Hall Of Fame With Ichiro Suzuki

Don't you think that sometimes, even in baseball, with all its sacred statistics, you can round numbers off and call it equal, plus or minus a margin of admiration?
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Mary Cain, America's Teenage Phenom, Advances To 1,500m Final

The run caps a stellar season in which she broke all kinds of high school records. Few expected her to advance to the finals.
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Redskins Coach: 'No Possibility' RG3 Plays In Preseason

After losing the teams' young star quarterback to a knee injury last year, Redskins Mike Shanahan insists he won't risk playing RG3 in the preseason.

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